Mast cells are closely apposed to nerves in the human gastrointestinal mucosa.

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Mast cell/nerve associations have been recorded in several publications; however, the human gastrointestinal tract has received little attention. Accordingly, mucosal samples from small bowel, appendix, and large bowel were studied. Combined histochemical/immunocytochemical techniques revealed that the proportion of mast cells apposed to nerves ranged from… (More)

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@article{Stead1989MastCA, title={Mast cells are closely apposed to nerves in the human gastrointestinal mucosa.}, author={Ron H. Stead and M. F. Dixon and N. H. Bramwell and Robert H. Riddell and John Bienenstock}, journal={Gastroenterology}, year={1989}, volume={97 3}, pages={575-85} }